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[07/15/11 - 06:48 AM]
Discovery Names Dolores Gavin SVP, Development & Production
Gavin previously served as Senior Director of Development and Production and then Vice President of Development and Production for the channel.

[via press release from Discovery]

DOLORES GAVIN PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION FOR DISCOVERY CHANNEL

(Silver Spring, Md.) �- Discovery Channel today announced the promotion of Dolores Gavin to Senior Vice President of Development and Production for Discovery Channel. She is based at Discovery Channel's Silver Spring headquarters and reports to Clark Bunting, president and general manager for Discovery Channel.

"Dolores has been an invaluable asset to our development and production team. Her instincts and insights are spot on. Now, with her expanded responsibilities, that expertise will reap Discovery continued success," said Clark Bunting, president and general manager of Discovery Channel.

In her new position, Gavin oversees development and production strategy, working closely with the creative community to deliver the highest quality non-fiction content for the flagship network. Since joining Discovery Channel in February 2010 as Senior Director of Development and Production and then Vice President of Development and Production, Gavin has spearheaded development on GOLD RUSH: ALASKA, Discovery's highest rated new series premiere in more than five years as well as new hits SONS OF GUNS and FLYING WILD ALASKA.

Gavin previously was Vice President of Development and Programming at History Channel. In that role, she oversaw a team of programmers responsible for many of the network's most successful series and specials. Gavin developed and supervised several hit series including Swamp People, Ax Men, Cities of the Underworld, and Ice Road Truckers, one of the highest rated series in network history. While at History she also developed History's three highest rated specials of all time - 102 Minutes that Changed America (which garnered 5.2 million total viewers, and earned three Emmys(R) in September 2009), The Lost Book of Nostradamus, and Life After People.

In 2005, Gavin developed and supervised Rome: Engineering an Empire, which earned two Primetime Emmy(R) awards for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special and Outstanding Editing. Gavin is the recipient of five Cine Awards, and was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy(R) in 2003 for the documentary The Day the Towers Fell.

Her programs have earned over twenty Emmy(R) nominations in various categories. In 2008, she earned her second Emmy(R) for the special A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day.

Gavin began her career at DreamWorks SKG in Los Angeles, where she worked as a Coordinator in the Feature Development Division as well as a Supervisor in DreamWorks' Animation Division.

Gavin is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and received a Graduate Certificate from The New School.

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About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.4 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 130-plus worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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· FLYING WILD ALASKA (DISCOVERY)
· GOLD RUSH (DISCOVERY)
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